This past weekend was a great sports weekend for me, well besides the NBA not ending the lockout. My St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th title and did it by playing in maybe the most exciting World Series and at least the most exciting WS game (game 6). Tony always kept the Cardinals competitive even when they didn’t have the best talent, and I will miss seeing him do some of his bizarre things from game to game. He was a great manager. That alone would make any sport fan happy, but my Eagles tore apart their division rival Cowboys on Sunday night. They look like they may be hitting some sort of stride and play some winnable games the next couple of weeks. The Eagles are still only 3-4 on the year so we will need to finish the year at about 6-3 or 7-2 to get in the playoffs. Enough about my teams and on to the thing you came here to see, fantasy football stuff.
|W||Ben Roethlisberger||Pre: 22 pts||Act: 20 pts|
|W||Ryan Matthews||Pre: 7 pts||Act: 8 pts|
|W||AJ Green||Pre: 14 pts||Act: 12 pts|
|T||Antonio Gates||Pre: 4 pts||Act: 7 pts|
|L||Knowshon Moreno||Pre: 18 pts||Act: 7 pts|
|W||San Francisco Defense||Pre: 6 Pts alw, 3 sacks, 1 Fum, 2 INT|
|Act: 10 pts alw, 4 sack, 1 fum, 1 INT|
I’m starting to get a pretty good record, I need to stay on top of my game because one bad week can put me at .500.
(I will be using 4 pts for passing TDs, 1 pt for 25 passing yards, -2 for INT, -2 for fumbles, 1 for 10 yards rushing and receiving, 6 pts for rushing/receiving TD, and DEF won’t have a projected point total because there are way too many different ways people score them.)
QB-Sam Bradford (STL) All-In-This is obviously dependent on if he starts or not. I have good faith that after missing the last two games he will be out there trying to help his team get their 2nd win of the season. If S Jax can do this week what he did last week he will open up the field for Bradford. Bradford and the Rams have faced one of the tougher schedules to open the year and now things begin to get easier. Arizona is 30 in passing yards allowed, so they are a vulnerable pass defense. If Bradford is a go I’m all-in!
Week 9 prediction: 278 passing yards, 2 TD, 12 rushing yards (20 fantasy points)
QB-Ben Roethlisberger (Pit) Fold-Big Ben has been great the last 3 weeks, but it is divsion rivalry time. And when Pitt and Bal play they usually beat up on each other. Week 1’s game was an anomaly in the last 3 1/2 years. Baltimore also has the third best passing defense, and the 2nd defense in points allowed. So don’t expect a high scoring shootout in Pittsburg this week. As a result I would say look for a different QB option if you have one.
Week 9 prediction: 168 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT (8 fantasy points)
RB-Jackie Battle (KC) All-In-I watched some of the MNF game this last week and Battle is a beast of person. 6’2 238 lbs. He is a big dude and also has some pretty good burst through the hole. Which makes him a great back for the offense KC runs. He hasn’t put up spectacular numbers, but he hasn’t been a fantasy letdown, or real life one at that. Miami’s rush defense has been in the middle of the pack, but they have allowed 23.7 points a contest. Battle will be a factor on a goaline play or two which will make him a great fantasy play.
Week 9 prediction: 81 rushing, 2 TD, 11 receiving (21 fantasy points)
RB-Fred Jackson (Buf) Fold-Jackson has been explosive and a fantasy steal this year. NO one thought he was going to be among the top 5 fantasy RB’s to start the year, and it appears he isn’t showing any signs of wear or tear. However this week I think will be the first week he will let fantasy owners down. He is facing what I think will be a stingy Jets defense this week coming off of their bye (I hate the Jets right now just so everyone knows). I see the Jets making Fitzpatrick beat them and eliminating Jackson from the equation. I would say Fold Jackson this week.
Week 9 prediction: 67 rushing, 21 receiving, 1 fum (6 fantasy points)
WR-Preston Parker (TB) All-In-Parker hasn’t been flashy or spectacular at any point this season, but he has been dependable for Josh Freeman. His last time he faced the Saints he scored a TD making him a playable option. I think he will score another one this week and add some decent yardage. He will make a great WR3 or Flex play this week. I’m going all-In with Parker.
Week 9 prediction: 57 receiving, 1 TD, 12 rushing (12 fantasy points)
WR-Mario Manningham (NYG) All-In-The Giants passing attack has been great this year, and Eli is loving that he has 4 or 5 options to look at in the passing game. Mario has 5 plus catches and 56 plus yards in his last three games. So you know you are going to at least get something from him. Last year he had a couple of big games, and even though Cruz is the hot hand right now I like Manningham this week more.
Week 9 prediction: 76 receiving, 2 TD (19 fantasy points)
TE-Fred Davis (Was) All-In-The Redskins have been terrible the last 5 weeks, but Davis has been great. He has a three game stretch of at least 80 yards. He did suffer an ankle sprain at the end of the game against the Bills and faces a stingy 49ers D. I think he will play with the sprain because he is one of the only options the Redskins have in the passing game, if he plays he will play well.
Week 9 prediction: 88 receiving, 1 TD (14 fantasy points)
Flex-Darren Sproles (NO) Fold-Last time out against Tampa Sproles was held to 62 total yards (his lowest output of the season). I think the NO offense will be a little better than they were last week, but since it is a division game I don’t think it will be more than 30 points from the Saints. The Saints backfield is one crazy situation every game, so this is really a crapshoot, but since he played poorly last time against TB I’m predicting a similar game.
Week 9 prediction: 25 rushing, 38 receiving (5 fantasy points)
DEF-Buffalo Fold– The Bills have done a great job of being opportunistic this year. They have allowed 18 TD this year and are giving up 21 points a game (aided by their shutout of the Redskins and week 1 Chiefs). They have scored 4 Defensive TD which have made them a good fantasy D to start. But this week against the Jets I don’t see them getting that lucky bounce to get them a score. They have been in 5 games where both teams have scored 20 or more and I can see that being the fact in this game.
Week 9 prediction: 27 points allowed, 2 sacks, 1 INT
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